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Title: NORTH DAKOTA - SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR AN APPELLATE DEFENDER PROGRAM
Author(s): W R HIGHAM; P A EATON; T A GOTTFRIED
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Defense Management
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Defense Management
Washington, DC 20037
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-DF-99-0008
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT, DATED FEBRUARY 1976, DESCRIBING THE NORTH DAKOTA CRIMINAL APPELLATE SYSTEM, AND ANALYZING THE NEED FOR AN APPELLATE DEFENDER SYSTEM FOR INDIGENTS.
Abstract: CONSULTANTS FOUND THAT THE PRESENT ASSIGNED COUNSEL SYSTEM FOR SERVING INDIGENTS APPEARS TO FUNCTION WELL AT A REASONABLE COST AND WITH NO SIGNIFICANT DELAY. LITTLE SUPPORT FOR A STATEWIDE APPELLATE-LEVEL DEFENDER SYSTEM EXISTS, WHILE THE NEED FOR A TRIAL-LEVEL DEFENDER SYSTEM IS WELL SUPPORTED BY THE STATE BAR AND JUDICIARY. NO ADVANTAGES AND EXCESSIVE COST IS PREDICTED BY THE CONSULTANTS IF AN APPELLATE SYSTEM WERE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE. HOWEVER, ADVANTAGES MIGHT BE REALIZED IF SUCH A PROGRAM WERE INCLUDED AS PART OF A TRIAL DEFENDER SYSTEM. COST ANALYSES PROJECTING BUDGETS AND OTHER STATISTICAL DATA ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, DIAGRAMS, A DESCRIPTION OF A PROPOSED LIBRARY, AND NORTH DAKOTA DEFENDER LEGISLATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...TWH
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Appellate courts; Cost effectiveness analysis; Court appointed counsel; Defender systems; Indigents; North Dakota; Program evaluation; Public defenders; Technical assistance reports
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